Right To Ride! Rally & Action

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Seattle Transit Riders Union says
Who's Got a Ticket to Ride?

Thousands of very low income and homeless people in King County rely on bus tickets from social service agencies to get around. But, these tickets aren't accepted by Sound Transit buses or Link Light Rail. Especially since Metro's recent bus service restructure, these riders are being left with a second-class transit system.

In 2015 the ORCA LIFT program that TRU and many others championed brought welcome relief from high fares for low-income riders who can afford $1.50 per ride, or $54 for a monthly pass. But for riders with very low or no income, this is unaffordable. And it's these people who are most reliant on public transit – to get to work and job interviews, to school, to medical appointments, and to access basic necessities like shelter and food.

In January, the Transit Riders Union called upon Sound Transit and Metro to find a solution that doesn't create a two-tier transit system and is affordable for all. Join us on April 16th for a community meal, rally and direct action to turn up the heat!

UPDATE: Since we announced this action, Metro and Sound Transit have promised that they are working on a solution. Depending on what has been accomplished by April 16th, our Action may become a Celebration… come find out!

Right to Ride! Rally & Action
Saturday, April 16th
Westlake Park
3:00 PM - Community Meal
3:30 PM - Rally with speakers
4:00 PM - Ride the Rail! Direct Action or Celebration?
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By: Seattle Transit Riders Union

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